Ex-United star could leave the club on a free next year.
Manchester City plan on opening talks with front man Carlos Tevez over a new deal to keep the Argentinian at Eastlands beyond next summer, says the Independent.
The diminutive forward has been in the north west for four years now, having arrived at City from arch-rivals Manchester United in what was then a British record transfer worth £47 million.
And the skilful Argentina international has enjoyed an up-and-down career at City in the intervening four-year period, being both banned and fined by the club for refusing to warm up during a Uefa Champions League tie at Bayern Munich in September 2011.
However the 29-year-old, whose contract with the mega-rich club expires in June 2014, has also managed to net 58 goals in 113 top-flight matches for City, while overall he has scored an impressive 73 strikes in just 146 contests.
As a result, City have now indicted that they are willing to offer Tevez a new deal to remain at the club beyond 2014.